While numerous car manufacturers have been featured in news reports about auto defects during the past months, Florida residents may be interested in a lawsuit pending in another state against a car dealership and the Chrysler Group. The suit was filed by a man who claims that the dealership sold him a minivan that had a defective window. The plaintiff also claims that the manufacturer bears responsibility for supplying the dealer with the defective vehicle that caused severe personal injury.
The lawsuit asserts that the plaintiff purchased the minivan from the car dealer in 2006. The man claims that, in July 2012, he opened the tailgate of the minivan to place groceries in the car. He alleges he put his hand up to hold the tailgate in position and prevent it from hitting him on his head, but the tailgate’s window shattered and slashed his thumb and his right hand. He claims that the tendons in his hand were damaged and required extensive surgery.